Silent Partner Lyrics

Pat Benatar


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Adrian Belew, Anthony Charles Levin, Robert Fripp, William Scott Bruford
album: Track 10 in album Get Nervous
release date: 1982
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Pop Rock/Arena Rock/Hard Rock/New Wave
length: 3:46

Cover Art

Pat Benatar Get Nervous cover art
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Background voices calling from a distance
See no evil, hear no evil)
Static on the line of least resistance
Don’t say nothing at all
Don’t say nothing at all
Don’t say nothing at all
I’m hanging on a wire, waitin’ on the word
I’m never seen, you’re never heard
The object of desire is seldom ever clear
I reach for you but all I hear
Are the background voices calling from a distance
Silent partners, listen to the hush

A lover without words is easily deceived
And rumors easily believed
The matter of obsession is seldom ever clear
I turn around, you disappear
In background voices calling from a distance
Silent partners, listen to the hush
Silent partners
You know they don’t say nothing at all

What about the things we never mention?
What about the things we never say?
Will we wind up targets of affection?
In silence, turning silent
The silent turn away

A paramour or less, is never really sure
Exactly what to listen for
In secret service to the things they never say
The silent partners fade away

To background voices, calling from a distance
Silent partners, listen to the hush
Silent partners
You know they don’t say nothing at all

Written by: myron grombacher


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Shadows of the Night
  • 2 Looking for a Stranger
  • 3 Anxiety (Get Nervous)
  • 4 Fight It Out
  • 5 The Victim
  • 6 Little Too Late
  • 7 I'll Do It
  • 8 I Want Out
  • 9 Tell It to Her
  • 10 Silent Partner